a traditional boat race in Kerala
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Vallam Kali or Vallamkali (Malayalam: വള്ളംകളി) literally means "boat race" in Malayalam. It is the traditional boat (paddled war canoe) race in Kerala, India. Vallam Kali is mainly conducted during the season of the harvest festival Onam in autumn. Vallam Kali includes races of many kinds of traditional boats (paddled longboat) of Kerala. The race of Chundan Vallam ("snake boat") is the major event.
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